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A Companion to Film Theory
     

A Companion to Film Theory

by Toby Miller (Editor), Robert Stam (Editor)
 

This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject.

  • Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of

Overview

This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject.

  • Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies.
  • Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship.
  • Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology.
  • Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future.
  • Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

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From the Publisher
"A vital contribution to contemporary studies in film and culture." Journal of Film and Video

"[Offers] new and diverse directions which film theory can and must address … pivotal." Scope: The Online Journal of Film Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631206446
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.91(h) x 1.46(d)

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From the Publisher
"A vital contribution to contemporary studies in film and culture." Journal of Film and Video

"[Offers] new and diverse directions which film theory can and must address … pivotal." Scope: The Online Journal of Film Studies

Meet the Author

Toby Miller is Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University. He is the author or editor of a wide range of work in cultural studies, including A Companion to Cultural Studies (Ed. Blackwell Publishing, 2001), Technologies of Truth (1998) and (with Alec McHoul) Popular Culture and Everyday Life (1998). He is also co-editor of the journal Social Text and (with Robert Stam) co-editor of Film and Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 2000).

Robert Stam is Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell Publishing, 1999); Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (1997); Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media, with Ella Shohat (1994), which won the Katherine Singer Kovocs “Best Film Book Award”; and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism, and Film (1992). He is also co-editor (with Toby Miller) of Film and Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 2000).

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